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Over at Syria Today, Sarah Abu Assali writes this month about Syria’s „war literature.“ She discusses the work of acclaimed playwright Mohammad al-Attar, International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF)-shortlisted novelist Khaled Khalifa, „Beirut39“-winning novelist Samar Yazbek, and acclaimed short-story author Zakaria Tamer, Naguib Mahfouz medal-winning novelist Khalil Sweileh, among others.
All have in some way shifted their work in the last year and a half. Al-Attar, for instance, has written several theatrical works that respond to the uprising. One, titled “Could You Look at the Camera?” is constructed from the testimonies of detainees. Al-Attar told The Economist earlier this month:
„I have done two drafts of this play. The first was a verbatim narration of the experiences of five people I interviewed when they were released from detention. For the [final] draft, I rewrote the text and portrayed it as a fictional story in…
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